A visit to the scaffolding of St. Eusebius's Church: Corbels and 14 flying buttress statuettes.

A visit to the scaffolding of St. Eusebius's Church

scaffolding visit Eusebius Church with flying buttress figurines

flying buttress no. 6

Last Thursday I visited the Eusebius Church in Arnhem. I had heard that two of the four flying buttresses were installed. For this church I had carved into new limestone 31 copies of the old flying buttress figurines and my colleague Stide also four. Stide has also replaced many larger and smaller corbels and is currently mainly engaged in carving stone masks.

scaffolding visit Eusebius flying buttresses

flying buttress no. 7

Corbels on the tower

So Thursday I came for the first time in a long time to size up the statues and take some pictures of them. I also went further up along scaffolding layer no. 20 of the tower, where at about 45 meters there are lots of big and small corbels to be found. These too were photographed for the occasion.

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Links to all the individual figurines:

Flying buttress 7: Lion, dog, Naked Woman with Bird, Noah, Ark with pigeon (Badger and Cat with fish were carved by Stide)

Flying buttress 6: Lady with pestle and mortar, Fat man with jug, Capercaillie, Kangaroo, Owl, Mountain Lion, Noah praying in the ark.

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A visit to the scaffolding of St. Eusebius's Church

The corbels have been installed

Corbel of Matthew in Muschelkalksteen, installed in the tufa tower of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem

credit photo: Rothuizen Architects

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The last corbel I carved for St. Eusebius' church was a representation of the evangelist Matthew: a winged man/angel. Meanwhile, the corbel stones are installed in the façade of the tower. You can see how the whitish gray Muschel limestone contrasts with the more yellowish surrounding tuff …Read the whole article…

An eagle with a goblet of poison?

tufa stone collar of the Eusebius Tower in Arnhem, the Evangelist John as Eagle. Circa 1953

the old corbel in tuff stone: its beak and the viper's head have broken off

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Of the four corbels I'm carving for the tower of the St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands) and copying in new stone, I got to carve the eagle last week. As I explained earlier the Eagle symbolizes St. John the evangelist. …Read the whole article…

The lion: St. Mark

Copying a corbel with lion (evangelist Marcus) the tower of the Eusebius Church in Arnhem

pointing/copying, from tuff to Muschelkalk

old corbel Lion; Ettringer tufa

The old corbel with the lion in Ettringer Tuff stone

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In order to finish all of the work in time, I am currently carving six days a week, and because I can work in my own studio I am not bound to fixed times. That way I can make some nice progress, and that's how the copy of the corbel with Marcus was finished this week. Where Lucas got a bull as his symbol, Mark got the winged lion. …Read the whole article…

Saint Luke's bull

Lucas bull tower Eusebiuskerk

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As I mentioned earlier, these weeks I'm still busy carving corbels for St Eusebius' Church in Arnhem, for its tower to be exact. Last week the (large) blocks for the four evangelists arrived, and now the relief with the bull is finished. …Read the whole article…

The Eusebius-copying and more

Noah's ark: new in Muschelkalk limestone, old in Ettringer tuff stone. Tower of St. Eusebius' Church

Noah's ark: new in Muschelkalk limestone, old in Ettringer tuff stone

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As I reported yesterday I am currently carving corbels for the tower of the St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands). …Read the whole article…

A set of corbels for the Eusebius Church

kraagsteentjes EusebiustorenThe St. Eusebius's Church in Arnhem (the Netherlands) has been clad in scaffolding for a number of years now, and now the time has come to tackle the sculptured parts.

I was asked to copy the first tuff stone pieces from the fifties in new Muschelkalk limestone. …Read the whole article…